"Boys," said Bright in a strained voice, "do you know how much was in that express? A half million! There's nary earthly hoss can carry over half a ton! And this one treads as light as a saddler." They looked at each other blankly. Several even glanced in apprehension at the sky. In a perfunctory manner, for the sake of doing something, those skilled in trail-reading went back over the ground.